Why Study History at CSB & SJU?

Our Professors

Our professors, all full-time instructors dedicated to our students, are experts in their fields and offer courses from ancient to contemporary history that cover Africa, Asia, Europe, Latin America, and the US.

A Learning Community

Starting your very first semester, you will take at least one class a year just for history students. You’ll get to work closely with your professors and other majors and minors in these in-depth and supportive seminars.

Career Development

In History seminars you will explore how your history skills and problem-solving methods prepare you for a wide range of career opportunities.

Program Overview

The history curriculum is exceptionally broad, covering Africa, Asia, Latin America, Europe, and the United States, and subjects including social, political, intellectual, cultural, and economic history. The history major is highly flexible to suit individual student interest.


Many former history majors have gone on to be successful lawyers, and a number of our alums are judges.

Land Acknowledgement Statement

Both the College of Saint Benedict and Saint John’s University occupy the original homelands of the Dakhóta and Anishinaabe peoples. We honor, respect, and acknowledge the Indigenous peoples forcibly removed from this territory, whose connection remains today. St. Benedict’s Monastery and St. John’s Abbey previously operated boarding schools for Native children. Now, students, faculty, and staff are working to repair relationships with our Native Nation neighbors.